Dora Hermes


Dora Hermes, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow


450 Serra Mall
Jordan Hall, Building 420, Room 486
Stanford, CA 94305




  • 2012 – PhD Neuroscience, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
  • 2007 – MSc Neuroscience and Cognition, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
  • 2005 – BSc Psychology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.


Research Interests

  • Understanding the neurophysiological correlates of the functional MRI signal.
  • Neurophysiological signatures of large-scale brain dynamics.
  • Comparing functional and structural connectivity using DTI, fMRI and electrophysiology.



Hermes D, Miller KJ, Wandell BA, Winawer J (in press). Stimulus dependence of gamma oscillations in human visual cortex. Cerebral Cortex.

Rangarajan J, Hermes D, Foster BL, Weiner K, Jacques C, Grill-Spector K, Parvizi (in press). Electrical stimulation of the left and right human fusiform gyrus causes different effects in conscious face perception. Journal of Neuroscience.

Vansteensel MJ, Bleichner MG, Freudenburg Z, Hermes D, Aarnoutse EJ, Leijten FSS, Ferrier CF, Ramsey NF (in press). Spatiotemporal characteristics of electrocortical brain activity during mental calculation. Human Brain Mapping.

Siero JC, Hermes D, Hoogduin H, Luijten PR, Ramsey NF, Petridou N (2014). BOLD matches neuronal activity at the mm scale: a combined 7T fMRI and ECoG study in human sensorimotor cortex. NeuroImage, 101, 177–184.

Hermes D, Miller KJ, Vansteensel MJ, Edwards E, Ferrier CF, Bleichner MG, van Rijen PC, Aarnoutse EJ, Ramsey NF (2014). Cortical theta wanes for language. NeuroImage, doi:pii: S1053-8119(13)00785-4.

Miller KJ, Honey CJ, Hermes D, Rao RPN, denNijs M, Ojemann JG (2014). Broadband changes in the cortical surface potential track activation of functionally diverse neuronal populations. NeuroImage,

Siero JC, Hermes D*, Hoogduin H, Luijten PR, Petridou N*, Ramsey NF (2013). BOLD consistently matches electrophysiology in human sensorimotor cortex at increasing movement rates: a combined 7T fMRI and ECoG study on neurovascular coupling. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. 33(9): 1448-56. doi: 10.1038/jcbfm.2013.97 *these authors contributed equally

Bauer PR, Vansteensel MJ, Bleichner MG, Hermes D, Ferrier CF, Aarnoutse EJ, Ramsey NF (2013). Mismatch between electrocortical stimulation and electrocorticography frequency mapping of language. Brain Stimulation, 6, 524-531.

Vansteensel MJ, Bleichner MG, LT Ditzner, Aarnoutse EJ, Leijten FSS, Hermes D, Ramsey NF (2013). Task-free electrocorticography frequency mapping of the motor cortex. Clinical Neurophysiology, 124(6), 1169-74.

Shum J, Hermes D, Foster BL, Dastjerdi M, Rangarajan V, Winawer J, Miller KJ, Parvizi J (2013). A brain area for the visual recognition of numerals. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(16): 6709-6715.

Hermes D, Siero JCW, Aarnoutse EJ, Leijten FSS, Petridou N, Ramsey NF (2012). Dissociation between neuronal activity in sensorimotor cortex and hand movement revealed as a function of movement rate. The Journal of Neuroscience, 32(28):9736-9744.

Johnson LA, Blakeley T, Hermes D, Hakimian S, Ramsey NF, Ojemann JG (2012). Sleep spindles are locally modulated by training on a brain-computer interface. PNAS 109(45): 18583-8.

Miller KJ, Hermes D, Honey CJ, Hebb AO, Ramsey NF, Knight RT, Ojemann JG, Fetz EE (2012). Human motor cortical activity is selectively phase-entrained on underlying rhythms. PLoS Computational Biology 8(9):e1002655.

Hermes D, Miller KJ, Vansteensel MJ, Aarnoutse EJ, Leijten FSS, Ramsey NF (2012). Neurophysiologic correlates of fMRI in human motor cortex. Human Brain Mapping 33(7): 9736-44. Editor’s Choice Award for best paper in Human Brain Mapping in 2012.

Bleicher MG, Vansteensel MJ, Huiskamp GM, Hermes D, Aarnoutse EJ, Ferrier CH, Ramsey NF (2011). The effects of blood vessels on electrocorticography. Journal of Neural Engineering, 8, 4.

Hermes D, Vansteensel MJ, Albers AM, Bleichner MG, Benedictus MG, Mendez Orellana C Leijten FSS, Aarnoutse EJ, Ramsey NF (2011). fMRI based identification of brain areas involved in motor imagery for implantable BCIs. Journal of Neural Engineering, 8, 2.

Miller KJ, Hermes D, Honey CJ, Sharma M, Rao RP, den Nijs M, Fetz EE, Sejnowski TJ, Hebb AO, Ojemann JG, Makeig S, Leuthardt EC (2010). Dynamic modulation of local population activity by rhythm phase in human occipital cortex during a visual search task. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 4:197.

Miller KJ, Hebb AO, Hermes D, den Nijs M, Ojemann JG, Rao RPN, 2010. Brain surface electrode co-registration using MRI and x-ray. IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2010, 6015-6018.

Vansteensel MJ, Hermes D, Aarnoutse EJ, Bleichner MG, Schalk G, van Rijen PC, Leijten FSS, Ramsey NF (2010). Brain-computer interfacing based on cognitive control. Annals of Neurology 67(6): 809-816.

Hermes D, Miller KJ, Noordmans HJ, Vansteensel MJ, Ramsey NF (2010). Automated electrocorticographic electrode localization on individually rendered brain surfaces. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 185: 293-298.

Miller KJ, Hermes D, Schalk G, Ramsey NF, Jagadeesh B, den Nijs M, Ojemann JG, Rao RP (2009). Detection of spontaneous class-specific visual stimuli with high temporal accuracy in human electrocorticography. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2009;1:6465-8.

Baeken C, De Raedt R, Ramsey N, Van Schuerbeek P, Hermes D, Bossuyt A, Leyman L, Vanderhasselt MA, De Mey J, Luypaert R (2009). Amygdala responses to positively and negatively valenced baby faces in healthy female volunteers: influences of individual differences in harm avoidance. Brain Research 1296: 94-103.

Osipova D, Hermes D, & Jensen O (2008) Gamma Power Is Phase-Locked to Posterior Alpha Activity. PLoS ONE 3(12): e3990.